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Gem City Ballet,
producing exceptional young artists with the knowledge, experience and imagination to become professional ballet dancers.

Gem City Ballet was formed for three main purposes: (1) to educate young dancers in the joys and rigors of ballet performance, (2) to make quality ballet performances available to a wider audience and (3) to provide both new and experienced choreographers an opportunity to create new works.

Gem City Ballet Alumni
In its over twenty year history. Gem City Ballet has seen two dozen of its dancers go on to dance professionally, including at the following national companies:
Ballet Memphis, BalletMet Columbus, Ballet Pacifica, Ballet San Antonio, Ballet San Jose, Ballet Trockerdero de Monte Carlo, Ballet X, Charleston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Georgia Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lexington Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet, Nashville Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ohio Dance Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, The Moving Architects


Gem City Ballet has a long history of collaborative performances with other local arts organizations, including:
Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra
Bach Society of Dayton
Dayton Opera
Dayton Philharmonic
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Sorg and Whitewater Opera Companies
Air Force Band

New Works

Gem City Ballet has commissioned new works from some of the most exciting young choreographers, including Adam Hundt, Peter Merz, Jonathan Tabbert, Penny Freeh, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Kiyon Gaines, Nicolle Haskins, Molly McDonald, and Tong Wang

George Balanchine

Gem City Ballet has been honored to be permitted to perform works of the American master, George Balanchine, including Serenade, Who Cares?, Concerto Barocco, Valse Fantasie, and
Raymonda Variations

Barbara Pontecorvo,
Founder and Artistic Director

The Gem City Ballet 2023-24 Season kicks off with the Awesome Dessert Auction on September 17!  Reservations required.
The Fall Repertory opens the performance season on October 10-11.

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